FRED Economic Data | St. Louis Fed

Civilian Unemployment Rate (UNRATE)

Source(s): U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Release: Employment Situation  

Description of growth rate formulas  
 
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Seasonal
Adjustment:
Seasonally Adjusted 
Notes: The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed as a percentage of the labor force. Labor force data are restricted to people 16 years of age and older, who currently reside in 1 of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, who do not reside in institutions (e.g., penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged), and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.

This rate is also defined as the U-3 measure of labor underutilization.

The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'

The source code is: LNS14000000 
Updated: 2014-10-03 8:02 AM CDT 

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